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Old 06-13-2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: surgery for peritoneal mesothilioma

She went through a 12 hour "debunking" surgery at the Cleveland Clinic where they stripped the peritoneal lining and then did an abdominal "chemo wash" where the chemo was inserted into her abdomen & it 'washed' the peritoneum--then they drained the chemo....6 months later she still has no symptoms of the mesothelioma (she was needing to be drained at least once a week prior to surgery due to the ascites build-up in her abdomen. All drains have been removed except for a colostomy which could be reversed, but her body has been through so much surgery/trauma that they are not worrying about that right now. She is weak, but happy to be alive!